Saturday, August 20, 2011
A year ago today, Ron Paul called those against the Ground Zero mosque “Sunshine Patriots.” He also said the opposition to the mosque is “about hate and Islamaphobia.”
Ron Paul reduced American Patriots to hateful bigots while serving as an apologist for those that murdered innocents on our soil. Paul speaks of “Islamaphobia” while ignoring Islamofascism.
In Paul’s statement regarding the Ground Zero mosque debate, Paul didn’t mention the innocent victims slaughtered by the adherents of Shariah Law and when he acknowledged the “small portion of radical, angry Islamists that do want to kill us” Ron Paul doesn’t blame the terrorists; instead he questioned the motives of the terrorists by implying that it is our fault that they are murdering us.
There is no doubt that American foreign policy is rife with failures; historically and currently. It is those failures that make a Ron Paul successful because it is those mistakes that men like him exploit.
Exploiting this nation’s poor foreign policy decisions of the past to justify the actions of our current enemies is not only reckless but it is worse than those very failures that are being exploited, for it only serves to embolden the enemy.
What Ron Paul will not mention is that Islam was waging jihad long before there was a failed American foreign policy, long before there was a Bush or Cheney in the White House, in fact long before an America even existed.
When Mohammed the Prophet was marching through Medina and Mecca and slaughtering and subjugating those that refused to convert to Islam, his jihadists were shouting “Allahu Akbar.” They weren’t shouting, “failed foreign policy.”
If Islamic terror is our fault, than one must completely ignore the writings of the Quran and the words of Muslim clerics across the globe.
When adherents of Shariah Law attempted to bring down our towers in 1993, we rolled over and continued our pattern of appeasement. When they finally took our towers down on 9/11/01 in such a grand scale that it will forever be etched in our minds and hearts, we responded more aggressively.
We can talk about the mismanagement of the subsequent wars, the dangers of the Patriot Act and other failed policies and we will be justified in much of the criticism. What is never justified is giving our enemies a pass to continue their attack upon us because at times we were fools and our attempts were inept or corrupt.
Ron Paul speaks of patriotism and cites the 1st amendment in supporting the erection of the Ground Zero mosque. Paul is often thought of as a champion or scholar of our constitution.
A true champion of the Constitution will protect the same from both foreign and domestic enemies. A scholar of the Constitution will have the capability of understanding that the 1st amendment does not give protection to organizations, religious or otherwise, from usurping the Constitution while endeavoring to conquer us.
Ground Zero in NYC is one of the sites where Islamic jihadists destroyed the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) killing thousands of innocents.
From the rubble of the WTC, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, president of the Cordoba Initiative, called for Islamic dawa and Sharia Law on American soil. In fact, the Cordoba Initiative already has a Sharia Project housed within the building where the mega mosque is to be erected.
The original plan of the Cordoba Initiative was to open the doors of its victory mosque on the tenth-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but the adherents of Shariah law couldn’t raise enough money to do so.
Sunshine Patriots are those that stand for an ideal when it's easy to stand for an ideal. Is that not what Ron Paul is doing regarding the Ground Zero mosque issue?
It is a difficult task, not an easy one, to address a religious organization’s zeal to harm us, especially when that religion has woven its way into the fabric of our traditions and enjoys the protection of our Constitution.
Hopefully, the Ron Paul Patriots will join adherents of our Constitution to help and support those that took an oath to protect our way of life from both foreign and domestic enemies.
"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." - Mark Twain.